Student & Faculty Poster Presentations

The Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy has a commitment to scholarship.

Each year students have the opportunity to participate in various research electives mentored by faculty members from the departments of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The results of these projects are showcased during an annual Student Research Poster Day in April which they are adjudicated in two categories: Clinical and Scientific. Students and faculty members also regularly present posters at scientific meetings such as those of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Pharmacists Association, etc.

Detailed information on presented posters along with links to view them are available in our Poster Archive. Those titles preceded by an asterisk (*) indicate winners in the Student Research Day judging.

2019 Presentations

Combined Clinical and Basic Sciences

Poster Title:  *Autophagy Induction by Alpha-Santalol in Human Prostate Cancer Cells

Student Authors:  Maverick Reed, Cole Walters, Samantha Bartholomew, and Sarah Hughes

Faculty:  Dr. Ajay Bommareddy

Poster Title:  Chemoprevention of Prostate Cancer by Alpha-santalol in Mouse Model of Prostate Cancer

Student Authors:  John Oberlin, Kaitlyn Blankenhorn, Sarah Hughes, Erica Mabry, Aaron Knopp, and Isaiah Pinkerton

Faculty:  Dr. Ajay Bommareddy, VanWert, A.

 Poster Title: *Identification of xxDNA Atamer Specific to an Oral Anticoagulant

Student Authors:  Nevina Trunzo, Mina Roueinfar, Kayla Masters

Faculty:  Dr. Ka Lok Hong

Poster Title:  In-solution molecular recognition comparison of Aptamers against the Herbicide Atrazine

Student Authors:  Mina Roueinfar, Kevin Abraham

Faculty:  Dr. Ka Lok Hong

 Poster Title:  *Pharmacist GRIT assessment and its association to the medication therapy management completion rates

Student Author:  Kimberly Jones

Faculty:  Dr. Nicole Pezzino

 Poster Title:  Synthesis of Higher Carbon Sugars Thio-functionalized with Heterocycles

Student Author:  Daon Kim

Faculty:  Dr. Zbigniew J. Witczak, Dr. Donald E. Mencer

 Poster Title:  Synthesis of Unexpected Chromanone Heterocycles from Dihydrolevoglucosenone

Student Authors:  Nicole Jankowski, Christopher Hager

Faculty:  Dr. Zbigniew J. Witczak, Dr. Donald E. Mencer  

Poster Title:  Formation of Exo-cyclic Enones form Formyl Benzoic Acids and Dihydrolevoglucosenone

Student Author:  Cassie Oldt

Faculty:  Dr. Zbigniew J. Witczak, Dr. Donald E. Mencer

Poster Title:  Ring Contraction and Formation of Spironolactone During the Reaction of Dihydrolevoglucosenone and 2-Pyridinecarboxaldehyde

Student Author:  Holly Arcure 

Faculty:  Dr. Zbigniew J. Witczak, Dr. Donald E. Mencer

 Poster Title:  Determining the Ratio of Reduced Glutathione to Oxidized Glutathione using Fluorescence Derivatization and UPLC

Student Author:  Alison Walck and Hannah Whitesel

Faculty:  Dr. Adam VanWert, Dr. Scott Bolesta